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January 22, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…(Milvus 100mm tested on A7rII by Planet5D)


What’s In Mark’s Bag? (Mark Galer).

Why on Earth Would I Mount a Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE for Canon EF on Sony a7r II? Answer: Magic (Planet5D)
Newborn Baby Camille (SonyAlphaForum).
Quinn Ryan Mattingly’s Day On The Coast With The Sony α7R II
Finally reviewed my Batis 25/2 (SonyAlphaForum)
The Perfectly Balanced FS5 Shoulder Rig – Zacuto FS5 Recoil (Cinema5D).
Sony FS5 Wedding Cinematography Review by Matt Johnson on Vimeo.

Toni:New blog concentrating to Sony Alpha cameras and ZEISS E-mount lenses for one year: http://www.daysofzeiss.com/


January 21, 2016
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This is what Fuji thinks about Sony: “big advantage on sensors, weak in lenses”

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New X-PRO2 vs A6000 size comparison (via Camerasize).

Dpreview interviewed Fuji and this is what they think about Sony:

Toru Takahashi: “Sony has a big advantage, they make their own sensors. That is a very big advantage for them, but they are weak in lenses.”
Toshihisa Iida: “And they are weakened by having so many formats. APS-C, full-frame, [across both] DSLR and mirrorless. So their lens division must be under a lot of pressure!”

And after the interview Barnaby Britton from dpreview added an editor’s note: “representatives from more than one manufacturer have suggested to me privately that they doubt whether Sony is serious about sub full-frame formats in the long term

Now I am curious to read your comments on this :)

January 21, 2016
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Sony offers free RX1RII “light leak” issue repair!

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Owners of the RX1RII with the serial number between “6310198” and “6311127” will gte a free repair to fix the light leak issue. This is the official info via Sony Support:

Thank you for being a loyal Sony customer. We work hard to ensure your experience with our products and services exceeds your expectations.
Unfortunately we have found that in rare bright conditions, some of our DSC-RX1RM2 cameras may produce image files with unwanted light.
If you experience this problem and your camera falls within the serial range listed below, please contact us at 1-239-245-6360 for a free inspection and service. Please note this free inspection is available until March 31, 2018. If your serial number does not fall within this range, we can assure you that your camera will not present the symptom described above.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

It’s also good to hear that our source was right on the issue mention. Now dear source let’s hope your A6100 rumor becomes true soon too ;)

January 21, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

Jona (video on top):I am a young 19 Years old Filmmaker from South Tyrol (Italy). I shot a lot of videos with my Dji Phantom 3 Professional over the last year and now I released my new video with all the amazing of the Dolomites. It is so difficult to share the videos, It would be so amazing if you help me sharing it !

Sony DSC-RX10 Mark II tested at Photoreview.
Best Wireless Microphone Solution for A7RII? (SonyAlphaForum).

TheSpaniard:While this isn’t strictly Sony, it is a story from our favourite lens manufacturer for our Somy cameras, Carl Zeiss. They’ve made a Smart glasses, ala Google Glass.
http://www.wired.com/2016/01/zeiss-smart-glasses/

Immodoc:Hi, the world’s first comparison of version 1 and version 3 of the VOIGTLÄNDER Heliar 4,5/15 on the SONY A7RII in difficult lighting conditions:
http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?p=13711226#post13711226

Roderick:Hi there, here is something I shot during my holiday last year in Costa da Caparica(Portugal) in between surfing, using A7s and mainly Noct Nikkor 58mm F/1.2 and 24mm AF-S F/1.4, and a 100mm AIS Nikkor E with a 2x extender for the kite surf shots. It was shot pretty much run and gun, but the surf shots were done using a monopod for stability. Mainly 1080p24 and 720p120 for the surf shots. https://vimeo.com/137879865

January 20, 2016
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Sony confirms the RX1rII will ship again from February 19!

RX1rII

Sony Japan issued an official press text to confirm that the RX1RII shipment will resume on February 19!
It’s also good to know that our source gave use that information in advance yesterday. And for you it will be even more exciting to hear that the same source confirmed the A6100 is coming ;)

RX1RII store search link: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

The reason for the delay has not been mentioned by Sony but we can assume that the source who gave us the press information yesterday shared also the correct cause of the delay:

Apparently issue with new rx1 camera was caused by light leak when shooting under harsh direct light. Light was getting inside the camera only with evf up. Cameras that were sold with that issue will be replaced, new shipment of cameras doesn’t have that problem anymore. There should be official announcement tomorrow, dealers were already asked to trace back customers that bought rx1rm2
Good news is that they traced the problem themselves and didn’t follow Nikon “lets hope that no one will find out” path ?

January 19, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…


Filming NYC with Samyang Cine lenses – 21mm and 50mm

Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28 on Sony a7 (Philip Reeve)
Zugspitze, Germany – First trip with A7II + Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 (SonyAlphaForum).
New SONY FS5 Promo Video shot with Libec Gear on Youtube.
Beatiful Venice shot on SonyAlphaForum.
21mm Loxia test at Kasayapa.

Firoz Ahmad‎: https://vimeo.com/149952074 “Morning in Varanasi”, shot completely handheld with sony a7s in Slog2 picture profile with a prime lens FE 55mm Carl Zeiss Sonnar and color graded in Adobe after effect CC and Magic Bullet Suite.

Bernie Aniciete:https://youtu.be/_wMtVvyxK3s. Lyrics NSFW. Filmed in San Francisco with A7S and DJI Phantom 3 Pro.

Baron:Hi Andrea, will you be interested in our new short film featuring a Red Bull athlete shot with Sony RX10 II? Watch Red Bull athlete Abudi Alsagoff as he parkours in slow motion across the city. Filmed with Sony’s new RX10 Mk II at 250 frames per second in full HD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48dpQD4p5_0

January 18, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony CES 2016 Behind the Scenes

10 Best Features of the Sony A7R II and A7 II (David Busch)
28mm f2 conversion lenses. Which would you choose? (SonyAlphaForum).
Best Adapter for Tamron SP 150-600? (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony make official statement on ‘perceived’ FS5 image quality issues (Newshhooter).

Federico:In the spring I have organized a photo shoot with some friends: the theme was the tradition of our land, the Po Valley in the North-West of Italy and the vast ricefields near Vercelli. The rice culture is present in our countryside for nearly a thousand years, you can imagine how deep and how strong this has shaped the land and the people. In the mid-eighteenth century, the farms became small villages, where dozens of families lived. In the spring the weeders arrived: women working in the sweltering heat of the ricefields.
Since 2004 Mr. Mario Donato has created a museum of rural culture and tradition in the farm “Colombara”: the workshops of the blacksmith and the saddler, the apartments of the farmers, the school, the old stables, the dormitory of weeders that we used as a set. As models we involved the local company of actors “The Camalli” who were dressed and made up in the style of the Po Valley countriside in the early twentieth century.
All photos were taken with my new Sony A7II and a good old Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.7.
You can see the photos on my dedicated 500px gallery https://500px.com/federanghino/galleries/italian-rice-fields-old-lifestyle
The gallery is “trending” on 500px https://500px.com/galleries?show=trending

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